Installing Your Portable Air Conditioner

 
Portable Air Conditioners are a perfect way to keep summer heat under control. Not only can portable air conditioners keep your home comfortable, but they also can reduce humidity levels that are often high during the humid summer months. Keeping your temperature and indoor humidity levels low is a basic, yet effective way to control allergies and asthma. Some homes and apartments are not equipped with central air conditioners and installing a central air unit is too costly for some home owners. Portable air conditioners are an ideal alternative if you find yourself in one of these situations.

We carry a wide variety of portable air conditioners from highly respected manufacturers.

Here are some easy to follow steps for installing your new portable air conditioner:
Installing your portable air conditioner is easy.
  • Unpack your new Portable Air Conditioner and let the machine stand upright for at least two hours before starting installation. This allows the refrigerant to settle after being shipped.
  • Installing your portable air conditioner is easy.
  • Unpack all parts listed in your user manual and make sure that you have every part that you are supposed to have. If you are missing a part, browse the website of the company that made your Portable Air Conditioner. They should be able to send you the missing part.
  • Installing your portable air conditioner is easy.
  • The accessories that normally come with these units include a window slider kit, an attachment to the window kit that fits the hose, exhaust hose, exhaust hose connectors, some small screws, a remote control, batteries for your remote, and maybe some drainage hose.
  • Installing your portable air conditioner is easy.
  • Attach the exhaust hose connectors to the exhaust hose. On most units, you have to screw the connectors on to the hose to make an air tight seal.
  • Installing your portable air conditioner is easy.
  • Attach the window fixture to the window slider. The window slider is usually made from a durable plastic, but it could be made from foam. To attach, there are small screws that fix the covers in place.
  • Installing your portable air conditioner is easy.
  • Open the window and place the window slider kit on the inside edge of your window. Adjust the width of the slider by sliding it to fit your window. Close the window to secure the window slider in place. There might be small screws on the slider that will help you tighten it in place.
  • Installing your portable air conditioner is easy.
  • Connect one end of the exhaust hose to your Portable Air Conditioner. On most models, there are plastic tabs to line up, then they click into place.
  • Installing your portable air conditioner is easy. 
  • Move your Portable Air Conditioner within a few feet of your window. Extend the exhaust hose out by pulling gently on the hose. Align the unconnected end of the exhaust hose with the opening in your window panel fixture. Once again, these usually attach with a plastic tab.
  • Installing your portable air conditioner is easy. 
  • Plug in the power cord and push the reset button on the plug. Depending on your unit, a green light should come on. Turn the power on your unit on the control panel. Set the desired temperature. You should feel air blowing, but the compressor may take a moment to produce cold air.

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